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. >>> this morning on "early today," strategy shift. mitt romney backs off his 47% remarks while president obama sharpens his attacks. >>> leap of faith. tense moments as a mother and her five kids are forced to jump from a burning building. >>> and sweet mystery why are bes in france producing green >>> and sweet mystery why are bes in france producing green and blue honey? captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with back to battle. the two presidential candidates are busy attacking each other on the campaign trail following their first debate. today president obama will be campaigning in virginia and ohio and mitt romney is in virginia. governor romney boasted about his debate performance and told supporters he will take back the white house, but for the first time romney backed away from his controversial remarks about the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. he was asked what he would have said if that came up in the debate. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches
biden. this is getting hot. good morning, everyone. at taper circus, candidate obama said katrina victims didn't get the same treatment as victims of others, he was speaking to a generally black audience and demands more-- >> and vice-president biden says the middle class has been buried in the last four years, tries to walk it back, saying they were buried by policies romney and ryan supported. a mini ipad on the way. so watch out amazon. all right. 12 hours to the debate, but "varney & company" is about to begin. >> wednesday, october 3rd. two new videos we're going to show you this morning. and first, president obama when he was still a candidate for the presidency back in '07. he's speaking to mostly black audience questioning whether katrina victims were given the same treatment as victims of other disasters. >> when 9/11 happened in new york city, they waved the-- said this is too serious a problem, we can't expect new york city to rebuild on its own, forget that, that dollar you've got to put in. here is $10 and that's the right thing to do. when hurricane andrew struck in
, but who's counting, right. >> not you. >> no. the candidates are 3,000 miles apart today. president obama in california and mitt romney in virginia. but both campaigns have their eyes on a new poll that shows the race getting even tighter. >> we begin with abc's tahman bradley in washington this morning. good morning, tahman. >> good morning, paula, good morning, rob. polls show a tighter race after last night's debate. and president obama is bringing up huge cash, in fact, he's back on track to raise more than $1 billion. >> reporter: overnight the stars came out to help president obama. bill clinton and katy perry were among celebrities on hand at a fund-raiser. one of five events expected to raise $10 million. this after mr. obama and democrats raised $181 million last month. the president made a joke last week. >> they just performed flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: the president's rival, mitt romney is on the stump drawing huge crowds, thousands of accounts in florida. >> you'll have the chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. now, of cou
was referring to singer's katy perry and jennifer hudson who sang before him. >>> this morning president obama will visit keen near bakersfield near the home of farm labor leaper cesar chavez is being made a national monument. the president will arrive at sfo at 1:40 this afternoon with a private fundraiser this afternoon and then a rally at civic auditorium and will spend the night in san francisco. >>> governor romney is rallying in virginia saying it's time to change course in the middle east and accusing president obama of passive leadership in the world. >> when i'm president i will take the care that it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles that made america so strong. >> romney calls for the u.s. to take a more assertive role in syria to put conditions on aid to egypt and tighten sanctions on iran. with a month to go before the election, national polls show the race for the white house is tightening. >>> there is a news conference in san francisco this morning to talk about penalties from the san bruno pipeline explosion. space assemblyman jerry hill and san bruno m
. >> reporter: good morning. you know barack obama was not the only candidate for president to have a bad debate experience. in that first debate between john ken dean nixon, nixon despite his years in the senate and his time as vice president came off more poorly on tv than the less experienced kennedy and a new tape showed that poor performance lingered with nixon for years to come. >> would be difficult to cover it in 2 1/2 minutes. >> this is the debate that richard nixon couldn't live down. >> which party do we want to lead the united states. mr. nixon do you want to comment on that statement? >> have no comment. >> going head-to-head with john kennedy in 1960, nixoning looked uncomfortable compared to a relaxed kennedy. nixon lamented that performance in a candid conversation with his white house chief of staff. >> remember, even on the first debate. we made the mistake of not -- for that one. well, or -- we got prepared. worked like hell. >> but you didn't have time -- >> nixon never made that mistake again not when he ran in 1968. >> nixon didn't want to debate in '68 because he had the
>>> this morning on "early today," foreign policy showdown. mitt romney gets serious about libya, syria, and more, but president obama hits him hard with a brand-new ad. we'll show it to you. >>> winter weather now. many parts of the country will make up this morning to an arctic blast from the nor. bill's forecast is straight ahead. >>> and 48 straight. drew breess into the record books. this is a big one. >> this is "early today" for monday, october 8th, 2012. >>> very good morning to you, i'm veronica de la cruz. 29 days and counting. there is less than a month to go in the race for the white house, and right now, both candidates are on the road. while the president campaigns in california, mitt romney spent sunday in florida before his major foreign policy speech in virginia today. nbc's tracy potts that is details from washington. good morning. >> reporter: hi, veronica, good morning. even with those jobs numbers that came out friday helping president obama, we are still seeing mitt romney with a boost after the debate, and today he will argue that under the president, ameri
with him last night and this morning... [chuckles] -- you can get your life, obama is not going to sleep at the wheel again. >> you had no record to run on, it's very difficult for the incumbent to come out and combat with governor romney. mitt romney hit a knockout last night. >> what the people saw last night was the real mitt romney, contrast that with a president that seemed -- not seem audio that was uninformed, detached and demonstrated that he had been lazy and disengaged. >> he is president of the united states. just what the hell does he have to prep? what the hell is going on that he doesn't know about? that he has to cram and learn? >> everything that came across in the debate left us with this ending, that the person who looked most presidential, most informed on the economy and the strongest coming out of last night was mitt romney, not our very own president. >> he was distracted. he was not -- he was umm -- as you point out, and looking down, i think as the onion gets peeled on thrk we will find that something happened in his presidential or personal life that distracted h
. >>> to the campaign trail now. president obama will be in fairfax later on this morning at george mason university. his speech and one later today in ohio will focus on the economy. >> president obama is also working to encourage more people to register to vote. the voter registration deadline in virginia is october 15th. republican presidential nominee mitt romney will deliver a speech on foreign policy next monday at virginia military institute in lexington. romney and his running mate, paul ryan, campaigned in fisherville, virginia yesterday. though it didn't come up in we had night's debate, romney is talking about his 47% comment again saying his choice of words was, quote, wrong. more on that coming up later on in this hour. in this hour. >>> an alert now for women in fairfax county. police are looking if a suspected serial fondler. >> he has approached at least five women, usual hi from behind appear grabbing them and taking often. -- usually from behind and grabbing them and taking off. >> reporter: this firveg victim just came forward. she hadn't initially reported the incident. -- this f
. 25% said president obama. a cbs poll says 46% of uncommitted voters said romney had the stronger performance. 22% said it was the president. the headline in this mornings usa today, romney seizes offense on obama's record. romney takes fight to obama. after a handshake in the middle of the stage and talk of the president's 20th wedding anniversary, they got down to business with details on taxes and debt and what is best for this country's middle class. >> this is where there's a difference because governor romney's plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of the bush tax cuts and military spending that the military hasn't asked for. it's $8 trillion. how we pay for that, reduce the deficit and make the investments we need to make without dumping those costs on to middle class americans is one of the central questions to this campaign. >> under the president's policies, middle income americans are buried. they are being crushed. their income has come down by $4,300. this is a tax in and of itself. call it the economy tax. it's been crushing. at the same time, gasoline prices d
'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. on the morning after their first debate, president obama and mitt romney are going back out on the campaign trail. in a cbs news poll taken after the debate, twice as many undecided voters said romney was the winner. >> debates are as much about style as substance, and bill plante is in denver. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, norah. this was a debate about the economy, and the president and mitt romney presented opposing visions of how to fix it. they tossed about a lot of facts and figures, but just as important was the way they appeared, very differently. the president extremely low-key, mitt romney very energetic and aggressive. >> the president began this segment, so i think i get the last word. >> reporter: romney took advantage of the fact that the format of the debate was less restrictive than in the past, frequently pushing past moderator jim lehrer's attempts to change the subject. >> we're going to move to -- >> i have to respond to that. >> reporter: as romney pushed on, the president frequently looked down
's turn to robert gibbs, he's a senior advicer to the obama campaign. good morning, robert. >> good morning, guys. how are you >> i also want to give you and opportunity to respond to that tape that was aired by fox the president talking about what happened in new orleans. does the president believe the bush administration did not help the victims of hurricane katrina because of their race? >> well, as you said, the president said that the incompetence that surrounded the federal government's response to katrina in 2005 was colorblind. what the president is talking about in that tape is the law that governs disaster assistance requires a 10% match for community to qualify for disaster assistance. we waived it for hurricane andrew and waived it nor new york city in 9/11 and barack obama and members of the mississippi and louisiana delegations all believed we should also waive it for new orleans. >> so you're not worried about it? >> look, if the republicans want to defend the bush administration's response to katrina, i'm sure the president would give them his time during the debate
returns to virginia tomorrow morning. president obama will hold a rally in the fairfax, a washington, d.c. suburb. also, at 11:35, we will bring you a rally for mitt romney in southwestern virginia. >> we need to tackle our nation poses challenges before they tackle us. we need to save and strengthen social security. we are putting ideas on the table how to do that. we will save benefits for a seniors and for my generation so these promises are kept. >> they have laid out clearly -- they say we have endangered medicare. they have stolen money from medicare to get money for obamacare. you see it and hear it in everything they say. nothing could be further from the truth. >> joe biden and paul ryan will face off in their only debate. you can watch and engage with c- span on our live debate preview starting at 7:00 eastern followed by the debate at 9:00. your reaction, calls, e-mails, and it reads at 10:30. >> in a little more than an hour and a half, a forum on possible tax increases caused by the so- called fiscal cliff after the first of the year. later, the senate debate in the jersey.
of ge jack welsh ignited a twitter storm this morning when he accused the obama administration of manipulating the numbers for political gain. >> there are always charges of manipulation on either side that's conspiracy thinking. >> reporter: the bureau who put out the jobs report are infrom the political process some republicans say welsh was way off base. karen travers, abc news, washington. >> american airlines cancelled a flight this morning as part of ongoing problems with seats. the flight was scheduled to takeoff 6:40 this morning the airline taking 44 flights out of service to fix the seat problems. 50 flights were cancelled yesterday. american says wear, poor design and spilled soda can cause seats to pop loose during the flight. this adds to the troubles. >>> health officials in contra costa county holding a news conference this morning concerning an east bay man who died from rabies although paced away overseas he may have contracted the disease close to home. laura anthony is in martinez. what are the health officials saying? >> reporter: they say this man did contr
ignited a twitter storm this morning when he accused the obama administration of manipulating the numbers for political gain. >> there are always charges of manipulation on either side that's conspiracy thinking. >> reporter: the bureau who put out the jobs report are infrom the political process some republicans say welsh was way of base. karen traver, abc news, washington. >> american airlines cancelled a flight this morning as part of ongoing problems with seats. the flight was scheduled to takeoff 6:40 this morning the airline taking 44 flights out of service to fix the seat problems. 50 flights were cancelled yesterday. american ys wear, poor design and spilled soda can cause seats to pop loose during the flight. this adds to the troubles. >>> health officials in contra costa county holding a news conference this morning concerning an east bay man who died from rabies although paced away overseas he may have contracted the disease close to home. laura anthony is in martinez. what are the health officials saying? >> reporter: they say this ma did contract rabies he in contra costa cou
morning." a cbs news poll shows mitt romney outshines president obama in their first debate. >> a border clash erupts between turkey and syria, raising the stakes in the ongoing civil war. >> baseballas its first triple crown winner since 1967 and who want to tear down a house by one of america's greatest architect. >> we begin this morning with today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >>> middle income americans have been buried. they are being crushed. >> mitt romney goes on the offensive. >> five weeks before the election he's saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> you're entitled to president to your own airplane and own house but not your own facts. >> where was obama tonight? >> we pundits don't know whether debates matter but we do know debates over whether debates matter matter. >> syrian targets in retaliation killing five civilians. >> very dangerous situation. >> a rare and deadly meningitis outbreak leads to steroid injections is now spreading. four people have died. >> miguel cabrera has become the first player to win the triple crown since carl yastrzemski in 1967.
to the president david plouffe. but first right to my first reads of the morning. we'll hear fromhe obama and romney campaigns on the jobs numbers. i'm sure a ton on the campaign trail. they're in the big three battleground states at some point shadowing each other yet again this morning in the old dominion and the president hits cleveland, ohio while romney goes to an evening rally at st. pete in st. petersburg, florida. last night a very confident mitt romney and paul ryan whipped up their base in rural virginia and as much as the romney campaign is determined not to cloak their actual fireworks it wasn't exactly subtle. >> last night was an important night for the country because people got to -- got the chance to cut through all the attacks and counterattacks and all of the theatrics associated with a campaign and instead were able to listen to substance. >> romney also picked up the official endorsement of the nra. we didn't know they weren't supporting him. whose supporters were of course a major presence at that very raucous rally. see all the orange there? the campaign is trying t
, but a senior obama campaign adviser talked about it this morning. >> if the republicans want to defend the bush administration's response, i'm sure the president would give him time during the debate to do that. >> an attempt to change the subject from romney's comments made in a video that surfaced last month. he said 47% of americans are dependent on the government. tara for cbs news, the white house. >> now we should note that the romney campaign says it had nothing to do with the release of that video tape. or the rerelease of the video tape of that speech since it happened five years ago and was covered at the time. but joining me now here at u.s.a. today election headquarters is paul singer. he is politics editor and he'll be taking part in the fact check that will keep you up to date on what's going on in that debate tonight. you have poll numbers that have been rolling over, giving us an idea of who is up and who is doing. show it to us on the computer. >> we have this poll tracker which we have built with our partners. it gives you the opportunity to go through and see in t
ready. president obama in nevada, mitt romney is in massachusetts. this morning new poll shows 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win the election. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. looking at actual support among likely voters the race is closer. president obama leads mitt romney by two points 49-47%. >>> i have absolute confidence when we get to thursday morning you are going to say it is a new race. >> the president has to be the president he killed osama about weather i think he can stand up to mitt romney but he has to relax. >>> meantime, mitt romney continues to hammer away at president obama's foreign policy. in an editorial, romney calls for a new mideast strategy. see that first debate right here on abc7. live debate courtroom begins at 6 p.m. this wednesday. >>> oracle president gives today's keynote at the annual world conference in san francisco. last night the ceo ellison wowed 10,000 guests by announcing three new cloud-based products to help process fastest yet. just getting word that nokia and oracle have reached a mapping dea
support todd akin's candidacy? political showdown. president obama and mitt romney hunker down for their high-stakes debate in denver. >>> and bumpy ride. a 10-year-old philadelphia boy is arrested after swiping and then crashing a van. good morning, everyone, i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we are going to begin this morning with air scare. suspicion is swirling around american airlines after two flights in three days were returned to new york's jfk airport. the reason? passenger seats came loose on both planes. the first incident occurred on a flight from miami to boston. >> during climb-out, rows, passenger seats row 12d, e and f came loose out of the floor. passengers are unable to sit in that seat. >> well, the federal aviation administration said seating in both planes had recently undergone maintenance. the airline has now grounded eight 757s for reinspection. >>> to politics now where president obama and rival mitt romney will not be campaigning today, opting instead to prep for the first of their three d
the street this morning trying to ask me what happened to barack obama? barack obama has a chest full of amnition to use against mitt romney. >> as does romney. >> as does romney, but romney was using what he had to whatever effect he could use it. what people were expecting was for barack obama to respond in kind. if you are being attacked, if you see somebody getting beat up on the side of the street and the guy doesn't fight back, you go, wow, that is just sad. like this guy just got beat up. why wouldn't he fight back and protect himself? barack obama was getting beat up. and he could have defended himself. it would have been a huge mistake for people to assume that barack obama is not effective at being able to communicate. he is very effective. knowing that and watching him not do what you know he is capable of doing was a very strange thing for most americans to see. >> got to wrap up it. charles blow, thanks for coming in. they both have attacks in their chest. if they are not using them, it's a debate, a battle. >> there you go. >>> if you fell asleep, if you forgot, if you w
. >> david plouffe, senior adviser of president obama, thanks for coming on this morning sir. >> see you chuck. >>> trivia time. we asked you to name the last president to win re-election and have his party pick up 25 or more house seats. the answer? not lbj. i know some of you went there. it is is president ulysses s. grant in 1872. the republicans held on to the white house and picked up 64 seats in the u.s. house. thanks to our friend nathan gonzalez. who else is going to come up with this? him or wassermann right? do you have a political trivia question? e-mail us and we'll be right back with more from our panel and that al gore contribution to the presidential race. [ female announcer ] ready for a taste of what's hot? check out the latest collection of snacks from lean cuisine. creamy spinach artichoke dip, crispy garlic chicken spring rolls. they're this season's must-have accessory. lean cuisine. be culinary chic. >>> obama arrived in denver at 2:00 p.m. today, just a few hours before the debate started. romney did his debate prep in denver. when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactl
they're angry this time. >>> president obama returns to the bay area >>> good morning, welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm cane when. dave -- i'm ken wayne. dave clark this off this morning. >> i'm tori campbell. >>> protest, i take out their frustrations on businesses, banks -- protesters take out their frustrations on businesses and banks. tara moriarty is live with more. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of damage but no arrests. the protest you, the rampage they went on -- the protest, the rampage they went on lass -- lasted for about 30 minutes. but the damage still lingers. you can see the two huge holes in the window where somebody smashed a vodka bottle in them. last night, demonstrators started to throw paint balls. the group of about 200 people gathered at frank ogawa earlier in the morning to coincide with the 11th anniversary of the war in afghanistan. the group went on a march. two luxury cars that we know of were at least vandalized and their owners say that protesters are taking their frustrations out on the wrong people. >> i don't know why they
at this morning's business headlines is straight ahead. >>> plus, a sweet victory as first lady michelle obama and ann romney go spatula to spatula in a presidential cookie bake-off. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. ah. fire bad! just have to fire roast these tomatoes. this is going to give you a head start on your dinner. that seems easier [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. five delicious cooking sauces you combine with fresh ingredients to make amazing home-cooked meals. >>> welcome back to "first look." i'm lynn berry. here are some of the top stories making news this morning. now, if the u.s. goes over the so-called fiscal cliff in january, it will cost almost 90% of americans more in taxes for a total of $536 billion. taxes for a typical middle-income family making $40,000 to $64,000 a year could go up by $2,000. >>> and california governor jerry brown signed a bill that would allow 500,000 young illegal immigrants who qualify for the new federal work permit program to obtain driver's licenses. >>> near hong kong, at least 36 people were killed when a boat filled wi
on the old dominion as mitt romney and president obama fight for votes in virginia. >>> good morning. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to news 4 today on this friday, october 5th. let's go straight to melissa mollet at the live news desk. >>> that scene in israel where police say they shot and killed a 20-year-old tourist there. he was part of an exchange program, and he was recently fired from the hotel. the argument started in the kitchen of the leonardo hotel. he reportedly snatched the security guard's gun and shot one man in his 50s. the suspect was later killed by a counterterrorism unit. we'll pass along more information as it comes into the news room. >> thank you, melissa. >>> we are in for a spectacular day today, little chilly but not complaining. >> it's certainly feeling like autumn. we got rid of that summer sticky humidity we've had the last couple of days. overnight, it really did turn a lot less humid. for your morning commute, we'll have a clear sky. bright venus now rising in the eastern sky, and the moon and jupiter, they are in the southern sky now.
the countdown, the big debate why president barack obama and mitt romney are trying to lower expectations. >>> ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> well, good morning to you, we are ready, it is october 3rd. >> are you anything the eat? >> not too much. they went from that foggy september and where is that summer and everybody starts complaint -- complaining. west wind is trying to ramp up but it's there and 90s inland. >>> 880 and oakland looks good and you are probably aware there is a big a's baseball game and that means at 4:00 sore so, -- or so, maybe before that the commute will be tough. also on the san mateo bridge, it looks good getting out to the high-rise, let's go back to the desk. >>> firefighters are still watching for hot spots. claudine wong has moved to the back of the home where the fire did most of the damage, claudine wong? >> reporter: you can see the charred remains of what is left of this house and firefighters are still keeping an eye on things incase it flares up. that bui
coffee sales count where customers can buy their morning coffee in blue obama or red romney cups. the count the cups method has correctly predicted several recent elections. 60% of people buying their coffee in obama's cup. 40% in romney's. >> bill: who shops at 7-eleven? middle class americans. >> a german liquor company is targeting men with its new line of spirits. "the new york daily news" tells us g spirits is offering rum and whiskey vodkas have that have been poured over chest before bottling. >> bill: is that supposed to improvement test? >> $18012-year-old single malt scotch has been poured over the breasts of this year's playmate of the year. her picture is on the bottle. >> i was going to say is woman's chest? >> relatively famous women. >> bill: every drop that they sell has been poured over her minute. >> closest they're going to get to a playboy playmate. >> signed seth of authenticity. >> bill: that's gallons of booze. >> she lies there in the factory. >> bill: you know what i say to that.
for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. today we're going to begin with an economic show down. president obama and mitt romney squared off for the first of three presidential debates last night and what some are calling a polite war of words, the candidates sparred over job creation, taxes and the future of health care. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: the pressure was on mitt romney who needed a turn around. president obama came into the debate ahead in every battleground state. with an estimated 60 million americans watching on tv, cable and the web, moderator jim leherer asked can you put more people to work? >> the answer is, yes, we can help. >> reporter: romney would cut taxes and regulations on small business. >> my priority is jobs, and so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: which the president claimed would help the rich at others' expense. >> the average middle class family with young children would pay $2,000
shows president obama with a razor-thin lead. >>> and this morning, arnold schwarzenegger is here making his own predictions. >>> moment of impact. 38 cameras capturing every angle as a boeing 727 crashes in the desert. inside the unprecedented discovery test that could make all of us safer. >>> and taylor swift speaks out for the first time with her high-profile relationship with the kennedys. opening up to "glamour" and abc news. >> there is a lot of talk about you and the kennedys these days. >> there is? >> there is. do tell. ♪ >>> and good morning, everyone. we hope you had a great weekend. we got news from robin over the weekend. she's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. she's tweeting out this morning and she's got a special request for those at home. we'll get to that. >> robin is doing really, really well. we will hear from her. >>> also ahead in this half hour, arnold schwarzenegger is here for his first live interview since his bombshell new autobiography is out today. about the moment he confessed to maria shriver about his affair with the housekeeper. >>> and more
vegas. and this morning on abc obama campaign strategist david plouffe tried to lower expectations. >> now challengers tend to do really well in debates. that's been the history. we believed all along that governor romney probably has more benefit out of this debate than we do. >> reporter: chris christie told "face the nation"'s bob schieffer he expects romney to turn in a game-changing performance at wednesday's debate. >> thursday morning you are all going to be scratching your heads and saying, "wow, we have a barn burner now for the next 33 days." >> reporter: today on fox news, his running mate paul ryan admitted the campaign has had some challenges. >> first of all, 47%, mitt acknowledges himself that was an inarticulate way of describing how we are worried in a stagnate obama economy more people are dependent on government. >> despite being down in most polls ryan said the gop ticket will eventually win over voters who are frustrated by a stagnant economy. >> given that we are going to win this. >> reporter: and romney has a lot to gain from a debate says cathleen hall jame
a decision 2012. president obama is visiting the bay area today. a clouds side kron 4 sole reporter jackie sissel standing by at the civic auditorium with more on the president's visit. >> good morning change to concede the marquee is up and the building is stressed out in red white and blue. this is one of three stops the president will be making today. he spent the night in southern california last night. today he is supposed to fly up from southern california at around 130 today he will ride. from there he will go to a fund- raiser at the intercontinental down town san francisco. he will come back to the bill graham's civic auditorium for another fund raiser. he has a third one plan in the city of san francisco later tonight. down along with the president to visit that brings out protesters in we're expecting to see protesters from cold pink and some other anti-war organizations. they are planning on staging that protest. that will start somewhere between 4 35:00 this afternoon if you will be anywhere in the downtown area today later today. this evening tonight. be aware that any time t
that obama believes in government trickle-down. >> one of the biggest questions this morning is what happened to barack obama. you know, all of his pals are dumping on him and saying he needed a teleprompter. i tell you what i think happened there. this is the same president who they have enjoyed giving campaign speeches which consist mainly of standing up there and ridiculing and mocking his opponent. the audience laughs it up. the pundits laugh it up. the fact is he has stopped thinking about public policy and he never expected to be in a debate with someone who had done his homework the way romney did. as a result, he was completely unprepared. stuart: the president of the united states goes into a crucial debate five weeks from an election and is not prepared? >> it just pours off of this president. i think he thought it would be easy. he really has to do no more than state it. that has always been his style. he has never been forced to defend his ideas in depth. now he will have to. stuart: here is how they are coming back. there is a come back. roll the tape please on david axelrod spea
supporters came out with not that good, kind of lethargic. some guys on wall street this morning maybe obama got a peek at a bad jobs report for friday. you don't think that is possible, do you? >> may be his first at-bat with the new pitcher, maybe sandbagging trying not to come out and do al gore and step in his face and be too aggressive, maybe he was holding back a little bit. dennis: charlie rangel, the congressman on fox business this morning waiting for obama to come out late and finally taken down and it never happened. what was the biggest surprise for you from romney? >> seemed we were seeing a completely different person. likable, relax, he looked very comfortable in his skin, that was a big surprise. he was smooth and relaxed. having a good time. dennis: had you heard obama say that he agrees corporate tax rates are too high and should be cut? >> i think he was just trying to agree with romney on some things. i'm not so sure the tax policies are that far apart. the most important thing going forward are those branches of government start working together, that is the problem you
obama is in nevada today and mitt romney in massachusetts. this morning new poll shows 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win reelection. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. actual support among likely voters the race is closer, president obama leads mitt romney by two points, 49-47%. >> i have absolute confidence when we get to thursday morning you are going to say it is a new race. >> in guy killed osama bin laden i think he can stan up to mitt romney. >> mitt romney continues to hammer president obama's foreign policy in an editorial today romney calls for a new mideast strategy. see the first debate between mitt romney and president obama right here on abc7, live debate coverage begins 6 p.m. this wednesday. >>> october 1st, the u.s. supreme court convenes new session today. explosive issues like same-sex marriage, voting rights and abortion likely coming up. the first thing 7:00 this morning, pacific time, will release a list of appeals it will not consider. california's ban on same-sex marriage is not likely to be on that list f it is the 9th circ
that somehow the people in new orleans they don't care about as much. >> the obama campaign was quick to fire back in morning. >> fox news reported on it, five years ago. >> i think it is a silly and desperate attempt by republicans to try to get us way from the real issues. >> reporter: tonight both candidates will have their moment to talk about the big issues, including the economy and 50 million are expected to watch this debate. brandi hitt, abc7 news. >> you can catch abc news special coverage of the debate starting at 6:00. after the debate: >> if you would like to join your fellow voters to watch tonight's debate, there are plenty of viewing parties we have a full list on abc7news.com under see it on tv. >>> some voters say i'm going to least country if the other guy wins. jetblue is offering them a way to do that the airline is giving away two -- 2012 seats to customers that come on the loosing end of the battle between president obama and mitt romney, 2012 seats. travelers whose candidate doesn't win can enter a contest to escape to mexico, the caribbean or other destinations outsid
that killed osama bin laden. the reason obama actually wanted to keep him alive. >>> and the lawsuit being filed by sex offenders, what they want to be able to do on the sun noel grade. >>> i will tell you more about the morning commute, don't go away. . >>> leaders in turkey have no plans for the ongoing attack, and the aid to the turkish prime minister said it was in stops to an attack that killed five p they are authorizing military actions against its neighbor and they say it should all be seen as a warning against them. >>> they wanted to put a warning on them if he survived. he would have given osama bin laden full rights and tried him for the master minded attacks. republicans say it is an attitude of the current administration. >>> they are giving claims that the anti-interest created a hostile environment for jewish students at uc berkeley. there were charges filed by two reason graduates. apart tied encouraged antisemitic hate speeches and they say they are protected. >>> they are pulling together to reunite a 10-year-old girl with a stolen puppy. the little puppy was taken on mo
be bad news for president obama. brian mooar has the latest. he's in washington. good morning. >> reporter: hi, lynn. even if it's not great news today, it probably could be worse. today's jobs report is the second to the last before election day. it is a critical snapshot of an economy that's been stuck in low gear. >> whatever the numbers are, the romney campaign is going to cite them as evidence that president obama's policies are failing. >> the president is trying to convince people he's doing real well. he is not. >> reporter: building on a momentum of wednesday night's debate, romney's trying to reverse his stance in battlegrounds like ohio where he's fallen behind. >> china has passed us in manufacturing. >> reporter: the president argues republicans are offering nothing new. >> it's not plan for our economy. it's not a plan to strengthen the middle class. it is not change. it is a relapse. we're not going to do it. >> reporter: the latest jobs report, cold, hard facts, certain to be the subject of heated debate. economists expected the economy added a less than stella
unemployment has surprised most analysts. both barack obama and mitt romney were quick to seize on the numbers. here is our north america editor. >> snow in downtown denver slow down the rush hour, that millions of americans have no need form morning haste -- no need for morning haze. how to create more jobs has been central for this election. unemployment rose after barack obama became president, peaking at just over 10%. today's figure is the first time it has been under 8% for 44 months. >> this morning, we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. [applause] >> the good news comes at the end of a bad week for the president where he was widely derided for a lackluster debate performance. now some feel he is back. >> we have made to much progress to return to the policies that led to the crisis in the first place. i cannot allow that to happen. i will not allow that to happen. that is why i am running for a second term as president of the united states. >> blaming unemployment on the president has been central to the case of republicans. >> unde
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to focus on voters. in voters >> obama and romney making appearances in the commonwealth this morning. romney apologizes about a controversial remark that he made during a fund-raiser. john gonzalez has more now. >> with a new-found momentum after what many describe as a strong showing in the first presidential debate, watched by 62 million americans, romney is back in virginia. three rallies in five days in the commonwealth. he has taken different approach on the controversy surrounding the 47% comments. >> what i said was completely wrong. i absolutely believe that my life has shown that i care about 100 percent. >> the president is in virginia hoping to rebound after what a majority of americans believe was a lackluster performance in the debate. >> i met a very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney but i know it could not have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> john gonzalez reporting. we will get more updates throughout the morning. several hundred
coming up later in sports. >> president obama is staying in denver this morning. mitt romney is going to virginia. >> tracie potts has a look at one.d >> the point of this debate was to make differences clear. on lowering the debt. we now have trillion dollars deficits. >> you said you would cut the deficit in half. >> the way we do it is $2.50 for every cut we ask for a dollar of additional revenue paid for by asking those of us who have done well to contribute a little more to reduce the deficit. >> the president insisted romney would spend $5 trillion on tax breaks favoring the wealthy. >> it shows that is not a recipe for job growth. >> everything you just said about my tax plan is not accurate. >> they clashed on wall street and medicare. >> cutting $716 billion for medicare to be able to balance thet additional cost of obamacare is a mistake. >> if you repeal obamacare, what happens is those seniors will be paying $600 more in subscription care. -- in prescription care. >> i don't know how the president could come into office and face rising unemployment and an economic crisis a
at a posh hotel. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 8, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. today president obama wraps up a two day west coast fundraising trip his last one out west of the campaign. in virginia today mitt romney delivers what aides are calling a major foreign policy address. paying particular attention to issues in the middle east. we go to washington for more. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. mitt romney will continue draft his foreign policy vision with that of president obama's today. now this amid questions about the u.s. embassy attack in libya last month. meantime president obama is reaching out to hollywood for support. president obama is raising more cash in california today. last night at a star studded los angeles fundraiser the president joked about his lackluster debate performance following songs from katie perry and stevie wonder. >> they perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: the president also accused his opponent mitt romney of backing away from campaign pro
the president first on domestic policy and now today on foreign policy. >> this morning president obama ismitting he's not satisfied with his efforts. nancy cordes is here. >> reporter: the president had two fundraisers here in los angeles last night, three more in san francisco today. we learned his campaign raked in $181 million in the month of september alone, the largest one month haul of this presidential campaign. 6,000 obama supporters paid at least $250 each to join the president at a star studded concert in downtown los angeles. the lineup included katy perry, stevie wonder, bone jon jovi and jennifer hudson. president obama praised them all while poking fun at himself. >> everyone here is incredible professionals, such great friends and they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: it was his first public acknowledgment that his debate performance wednesday night might not have been the strongest. earlier sunday on "face the nation" campaign strategist david axelrod admitted the president wasn't completely happy with his showing. >>
for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with an economic showdown. president obama and mitt romney squared off for the first of three presidential debates last night. in what some are calling a polite war of words, the candidates sparred over job creation, taxes and the future of health care. nbc's tracie potts is in denver for us. she has a preview. good morning to you, tracie. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. the pressure was on for romney to perform, to back up his ideas with details, taking on the man that even republicans called one of the most skilled debaters in modern politics. the point of this debate was to make differences clear on lowering the debt. >> you said you'd cut the deficit in half. it's four years later, we still have trillion-dollar deficit. >> the way we do is for additional cut, we ask for a dollar of additional revenue, paid for, as i indicated earlier, by asking those of us who have done very well in this country to contribute a little bit more to reduce the deficit. >> reporter: the president ins
under see it on tv. >>> new this morning, president obama and the first lady are planning to spend today celebrating the 20th wedding anniversary he put aside when it fell on the day of the denver debate. the president seen campaigning in ohio, will be in san francisco monday night for a fundraising concert and rally. in his weekly address he called on republicans in congress to work with democrats on a plan to cut taxes for 98% of americans and a bill to help families refinance their homes at lower interest rates. >> congress needs to step up and provide every responsible homeowner a chance to save about $3,000 a year on their mortgage by refinancing at lower rates. i gave them a plan to do that back in february. it's a plan that has the support of independent, nonpartisan economists and leaders across the housing industry. >> for the gop, republican national committee chairman rence priebus said obama's economic plans repeats the same failed policy that is have buried the middle class the past four years. >>> for more on the skyrocketing gas prices. an organization representing indepen
in emeryville noon on wednesday. for more information go to abc7news.com. >>> new this morning, president obama and the first lady are planning to spend today celebrating the 20th wedding anniversary. he put side he talked during the debate. he will be in san francisco on monday night for a fund-raising concert and rally. his weekly address this morning, the president calls on republicans in congress to work with democrats on plan to cut taxes for 98% of americans and bill to help families refinance homes. >> congress needs to step up and provide every responsible homeowner a chance to save about $3,000 a year on their mortgage by refinancing at lower rates. i gave them a plan to do that back in february. its plan that has the supports of independent, non-partisan economists. >>> for the g.o.p., national committee chairman says obama's plan repeats the same, quo quoted, failed policies that have buried the middle-class the last four years. >>> more on the skyrocketing gas prices. an organization representing independent gas stations made a move that could have brought prices down for everyone.
and university boulevard. it >>> we may be waking up to a changed presidential race this morning. >> president obama and mitt romney faced each other in the first presidential debate. fox's doug luzader has more. >> reporter: this is always an expectations game and at the very least, mitt romney may have made this race more competitive last night. you can argue that just by walking out on the stage, mitt romney got a boost appearing alongside the president. but while they warmly shook hands rock. knee was on the offensive. >> mr. president, you are entitle as a president to your own plane and your own house but not to your own facts. >> reporter: despite all of the build-up, this was not the night full of zingers. it was a drilldown on the overall economy and health care and what mr. romney called obamacare. >> i use that term with all respect. >> while the president embraced the term obamacare, he shot back accusing romney of making promises about health care and tax policy without providing specifics. >> at some point, i think the american people have to ask themselves is the reason that gov
morning news" for wednesday, october 3, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. round one tonight. this evening president obama and mitt romney face off in the first of three scheduled debates. the topic tonight in denver domestic affairs including the economy, health care reform and immigration and the clock is ticking. the election is less than five weeks away and the stakes are high. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning to you? >> reporter: first debates get the most attention of all of them and the first 30 minutes are said to be the most important. president obama needs to hold on to the momentum he's built. mitt romney needs to turn the entire race around with tens of millions of people watching tonight. the stage is built. the cameras are in place. and the candidates are in their final hours of preparation. mitt romney took a break from his rehearsal to grab a burrito bowl at chipotle. president obama visited hoover dam. when they arrive at the university of denver tonight they will face a lot of questions about the economy. there will be six segments 1
barack obama is stirring up controversy this morning.in the video that was posted on the website "the daily callee"... president obama tells an audieece of black ministers ttat the u-s government negleeted hurricane katrina victiis because of raci. rrcism. 2:10--:43 whole sot:when hurricane andrew sruck in florida they said... heres the money... pbcause youre parr of the american familywhat happened orleans............ makes no sense....bullet hasnt been taken out.. the people down in pew hasnt been taken out.. makes no sense... ullet hhsnt beenaken out.. thh people orleans they don't care about aa much. much.the 40 minute video wass shot in june of 2007 at reverend jeremiah wright was in the audience.he's thee president's former everenn who came under fire during the 2008 presidentiil campaign for his raciaaly chargee sermons. phere's a new head of f-b-i operattons in baltimore. stephen vvgg has bben nammd as the new leader of the city's f-b-i field offiie.vogt started with the agency in 19- 89.his most recent assignment was in afghanistan. 3 the orioles got dominated by tampa
. >> right now president obama is focused on winning re-election, but he's already focused on winning a key election should he win. cnbc's seema mody is live with some of the names mentioned. >> good morning. >>> if president obama wins, one of his first assignments is to find a replacement for treasury secretary timothy geithner. geithner has said he wants to leave but would stay on until a successor is confirmed. "the wall street journal" reporting that white house chief of staff lew and formerlinton chief of staff erskine bowles are key candidates. they could play a major role in deficit talks with congress. bowles chaired the white house deficit commission in 2010. >>> in other news, general motors is recalling more than 40,000 vehicles sold in warm weather states because of potential fuel leaks. it affects chevy cobalt and pontiac g5 sedans and chevy equinox, pontiac torrent, and saturn ion from 2007. it could crack the fuel pump, causing it to leak and cause a fire. gm has no reports of fires or injuries. back over to you. >> seema, thanks. >>> robert griffin iii ran for 323 yards and
from george mason university. seems like a more confident president obama than we saw during the debate scott. we would check back with him in a couple minutes. the president speaking after 11:00 this morning in virginia at george mason in fairfax. we will have a live report. >> a with abc 7, your election station. continuing coverage of the election and the latest information on our website at wjla.com. turning to a story developing in bethesda. montgomery county fire fighters on the scene of a propane leak in bethesda. >> at least five homes have been evacuated. fire crews monitoring air quality. john gonzalez has an exclusive with the affected residents. >> unique, modern technology being added to this home. but careless mistake this morning for his -- put his entire neighborhoods in danger. >> you could smell the gas in the air. >> workers were digging thermal wells for heating and cooling but a bobcat excavator drove over a vent pipe connected to one of thousand dollars underground propane tank. hundreds of gallons started spewing into the air quickly. the panic level rose quickly
. >>> we begin this morning with debate prep. president obama and his republican rival mitt romney are both getting ready for their first face to face presidential debate in denver wednesday night. romney is holding a rally in the mile-high city today, while the president gears up in nevada. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we get an interesting perspective on this from john mccain, he's debated both the president and mitt romney. he says we will see two very strong well-prepared debaters and he predicts few surprises. the president's behind closed doors in nevada for the next two days preparing to face mitt romney in denver wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. a senior aide to the president says romney will be prepared, disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the president a tough debater. >> barack obama is going to be formi
or anything. don't rush. you guys. it is time for the last word with lawrence o'donnell. >> president obama woke up to this headline this morning in denver. as did the rest of us. and then guess who decided to go out and do something with this headline today? that is right. president obama. and we have breaking news from mitt romney who just appeared on fox news and tried to rewrite this comments about 47% of america. >> a new mitt romney took the stage last night. >> first of all i don't have a $5 trillion tax cut. i don't have a tax cut. >> really? is that so? >> across the board for all american. >> 20% across the board. >> by 20%. >> i don't have a $5 trillion tax cut i don't have a tax cut. >> if you want to be president you owe the american people the truth. >> i will repeal obamacare. >> the best course for health care is to do what we did in my state. >> he is saying he would not cut education. >> he says we need more firemen and more policemen. >> did he not get the message or wisconsin? >> who is the real mitt romney? >> every day he is in a different position. >> i'm going to sto
to be talking to obama supporter ohio congressman tim ryan, he will be our best this morning as well and we're going to be talking to former ambassador williamson to talk about the very detailed foreign policy issues as well as tara was suggesting so we'll take her up on that suggestion. ahead on "starting point" his biggest challenge in years. hugo chavez wins re-election and could have a big impact on what happens here in the united states. a live report from caracas straight ahead. >>> supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life. a wedding you're looking at. not a brawl after a hockey game. it is a wedding and turned tragic. we'll tell you what happened. this was caught on tape. we'll share the terrible ending. what do you have in business? >> i have gas prices going up in california. higher and higher. california setting new records this week,ing misery at the pump. what's behind the jump and what they're doing to try to stop it. you're watching "starting point." mike rowe here at a ford dealer with a little q&a for fiona. tell me fiona, who's having a big tire event? your ford
. president obama will be at george mason university this morning. mitt romney will be in abingdon, virginia. the polls show the race is a close one right now. >>> one person jumped from a burning building last night and was seriously hurt. three others hospitalized after this fire it was along hay street near first street northwest. >>> the baltimore orioles are ready for their first playoff appearance in 15 years. they will take on the texas rangers tonight in the a. l. wild card game. the nationals will play the winner of the nl wild card game on sunday. >>> time right now is 6:53. and we're going to answer the question of the morning -- >> and the answer is a., class ring and a million years i thought it was going to be overalls or the team jersey. >> your overalls are safe mike hydeck. go ahead and let that flag fly. >>> one more check of traffic and weather right after this. >>> one more sort of sad thing before we go. one of our favorite people at channel 9 who has been here for a long time. dan -- >> producer dan. >> producer dan. >> our 6:00 a.m. producer is leaving us. today is his
and the obama camp there's concern that he is so smart, we won't understand what he's saying and this morning the media displays headlines that are clearly negative on governor romney. the dow will open higher again. congress is said to be working on a budget deal. that's a plus for stocks, but question, has the little guy missed this rally? we've got it all. wait till you hear herman cain go after a student heckler and wait until you see bill o'reilly on this program today. "varney & company" is about to begin. [ male announcer ] the markets keep moving. make sure the news keeps coming with thinkorswim by td ameritrade. use the news links breaking stories with possible breakout stocks, options with potential opportunity, futures and forex with in-depth analysis. it's an all-you-can-eat buffet for all things trading. thinkorswim by td ameritrade. it doesn't just deliver news. it's making news. trade commission free for 60 days, plus get up to $600 when you open an account. pfollow the wings.0 [music playing] ♪ it's all right, yeah! ♪ all right, hey! yeah, oh... ♪ announcer: movement. al
to that expanded list. this morning a new poll shows president obama with a lead in many swing states. the poll shows mr. obama with 51% support compared to 44% for mitt romney. the poll surveyed voters in more than half a dozen states. susan mcginnis joins us live. >> reporter: good morning. everybody is getting sick of these polls. it is what they show that the president has within reach the 270 electoral votes needed to win. he is still coming under lots of criticism over handling of foreign affairs >> more than 11,000 people packed a high school in las vegas sunday night to listen to president obama. >> we'll win nevada again. we'll win this election against. >> last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. >> governor romney he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston on sunday. he's not practicing since june. his running mate paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> parentally not everyone got the memo to downplay expectations >>
for you this morning, will president obama beat himself in the debate? saying what a great debater mitt romney is. but some say the president should stop lowering speculat i expectations and do a little self reflection. president obama's greatest enemy isn't romney, but himself. because, shall we say, the president is quite confident. here he is at a polling station in henderson, nevada. >> basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they're making me do my homework. >> he was joking but polls show that most people believe that obama will ace the debate. still, some are concerned about his tendency to appear smug, testy sb y and impatient. remember what this four years ago? >> he's very likable. i agree with that. i don't think i'm that bad. >> you're likable enough. >> thank you so much. >> some felt that comment oozed c condescencion and cost him the primary there. smile, make his points, but being gentile. will president obama beat himself in the debate? facebook.com/carolcnn. your responses, later this hour. >>> one dramatic event can influence the outcome of any
. >> i am. good morning everybody. so some good news just out for president obama this morning going in tonight's debate. we won't have the official jobs numbers until later in the week. according to payroll processor adp, the private sector added 162,000 jobs in september and that's 9,000 more than expected. so unofficially, some good news going into tonight. the president obama also has about a 3-point lead in national polls according to the "wall street journal" nbc news one out most recently. senator rob portman has been playing the president as mitt romney prepares for the debate tonight. and he told cnn in an exclusive interview, it is his job to get under the candidate's skin and prepare him for the toughest attacks. portman has been the g.o.p. go-to guy for years. since 2000 he's played al gore, jon lieberman, john kerry and john edwards and now president obama. pretty malleable guy. he's reportedly been helping romney work on not getting overly defensive which is his weak point. he then tends to say thin
morning. it is wednesday, october 3rd. for the first time tonight, president obama and mitt romney will face each other on stage with millions of voters watching. >> as they got ready for their first debate, the president faced criticism for a five-year-old speech and his running mate misspoke again. jan crawford is live in colorado with a preview. good morning. >> good morning, norah. good morning, charlie. both candidates have been under enormous pressure, preparing for more than a month. we saw them take a break to get away from it all but then last night the video changed the conversation. romney went for mexican at chipotle along with ohio senator rob portman, playing the role of president obama in mock debates. in nevada, the president, who has been rehad hersing with massachusetts senator john kerry as romney, went to the hoover dam. >> it's spectacular. i've never seen it before. >> reporter: both left the day's campaigning to their number twos. in charlotte, vice president joe biden was trying to argue that romney would raise taxes on the middle class when he implied that
. and if you are an obama fan, you are scratching your head this morning. >> when you were watching it, if you are a romney fan, you are howling with glee. and an obama fan, you were howling at the tv. this was a president who didn't show up for the debate. when you look at how he presented himself, i've coached a lot of candidates. he violated every single rule you can think of. at his opponent. two, in his closing, he didn't look at the camera. three, he didn't answer anything that romney threw at him. and four, his energy level was just in the negative range. felt like he was in the middle of the black hole sucking all the energy out of him. it was just a bad performance. i was kind of amused by watching later on some of the pund ants who was basically having a seizure in the zl84suñ screaming about how obama needs to watch ms nbc. the fact is romney gave the president so many opportunities to just hit him hard and hit him back and the president looked at the call third strike each time. >> romney had a lot to gain from this debate. did the president have a lot to lose or is this okay? thi
with it. >> reporter: this morning, president obama launched a new ad in seven swing states questioning romney's truthfulness and seemed to be reinvigorated at a colorado rally this morning responding to something romney said the night before. >> i'm sorry, i'm going to stop this subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop subsidies to other things. i like pbs. i like big bird. i like you, too, actually. >> when he was asked what he would do to cut the deficit and reduce spending, he said he would eliminate funding for public television. [ laughter ] >> boo! >> that was his answer. >> i mean, thank goodness somebody is finally getting tough on big bird! [ laughter ] >> reporter: big bird smack-dab in the middle of politics. so the candidates have a little under two weeks to prepare for their next face-off. they are going to be meeting in a town hall style debate in new york on october 16th. cnn's candy crowley will moderate that. and then on october 22nd, they will be talking about foreign policy in florida. that final forum will be moderated by bob schieffer who was of course from cbs. the vice-
obama hits him hard with a brand-new ad. we'll show it to you. >>> winter weather now. many parts of the country will make up this morning to an arctic blast from the north. bill's forecast is straight ahead. >>> and 48 straight. drew breezes into the record books. this is a big one. >>> very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. this is "first look" on msnbc. 29 days and counting. there is less than a month to go in the race for the white house, and right now, both candidates are on the road. while the president campaigns in california, mitt romney spent sunday in florida before his major foreign policy speech in virginia today. nbc's tracie pots has more in washington. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, veronica, good morning. even with those jobs numbers that came out friday helping president obama, we are still seeing mitt romney with a boost after the debate, and today he will argue that under the president, america is weaker against enemies abroad. mitt romney gives a big foreign policy speech in virginia today, but over the weekend in florida, he focused
are you might of been watching the presidential debate. president obama will stay in denver this morning. >> both are back on the campaign trail. tracie potts has the highlights. >> the point of this debate was to make differences clear. on lowering the debt. >> the way we do it is $2.50 for every cut we ask for a dollar of additional revenue paid for by asking those of us who have done well to contribute a little more to reduce the deficit. >> the president insisted mitt romney would spend $5 trillion. >> it shows that is not a recipe for job growth. >> they clashed on wall street and medicare. >> cutting $716 billion is a mistake. >> if you repeal obamacare, what happens is those seniors will be paying $600 more in subscription care. >> i don't know how the president could come into office and facing rising unemployment and an economic crisis at the kitchen table and fighting for obamacare instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> we did work on this. this is part of making sure middle class families are secure. >> president obama on defense. romney challenging his reco
this morning that's getting a lot of buzz, the gap between mitt romney and barack obama is 18 points on this quinnipiac poll. can mitt romney win without closing out this gap? and what does he need to do to change whatever he is whafsh he is stumping on it's not resonating with women the way you say the president's failed policies are. >> i'd say he needs to complete the sentence. i think people get at a fundamental level that this economy is not on track. we're not doing well. 43 million people without jobs, the highest number of people on food stamps. you know, they know at a gut level it's not working. so i think governor romney will now complete the sentence and say, okay, going forward in four years, you want four more years of that? or will -- or will you accept my plan that is governor romney's for energy production, and more trade, and workforce development, and a better tax policies for small business. this is the plan that will get us to a better recovery, and more access to the american dream. >> when you say complete the sentence. but so far that sentence, you look at the
morning. the first one. it is in the books and this morning, you're going to hear the campaigns for both president obama and the gop presidential candidate mitt romney. they put their spin on last night's debate and abc2 news tory dunnan is in denver this morning with the memorable five minutes that happened. >> reporter: the first question in the debate went out to president obama. it was on jobs and specifically the difference between these two candidates and how they can create jobs. but throughout the entire debate both candidates were focusing in on the middle class. [ applause ] nice debate focused on domestic policy issues. a line was drawn with president obama and mitt romney on the economy. >> are we going to double down on the topdown economic policies that helped to get us into this mess or do we embrace a new economic patriotism that says america does best when the middle class does best? >> under the president's policies middle income americans haveburied. they have been crushed. middle income americans have seen their income come down by $4,300. this is a tax in and of itse
: in the morning, republicans say romney did well and democrats say obama did well. >> bob: exception of the kennedy-nixon debate in 1960, a little of the nixon-reagan carter debate in 1980, if debates have not changed the line of election. right now the person ahead at this stage goes on to win every election in 50 years. i don't know -- >> andrea: this one could because it's so close and it's on the economy. we have yet to hear real answers from the president. >> bob: or heard anything from romney. that is the point. romney has to answer questions. >> andrea: good. looking forward to it. >> bob: how are you going to protect medicare and social security and cut taxes increase the budget and balance the budget? jon >> he will answer that on wednesday. >> bob: i'm sure he will. all i can say is one more thing is next. ♪ ♪ >> eric: all right. time for one more thing. >> andrea: we have had a heavy show but this will lighten the mood. whitney is a sophomore in michigan. and last week, she was told she was going to be the homecoming queen by students at her school only to find out the
, the post debate romney surge and this morning the jobless number that looks like president obama is going to use on the campaign trail. which is more important to the membership? >>guest: that is a great question. the debate was important for the romney campaign. we have had bad job numbers now for months upon months leading up to this and they never affect the members. you can make the argument that despite the fact that rebound got a good jobs number, a good unemployment rate ticked down in the unemployment rate that may or may not impact the numbers. >> post debate there is indication, we have scott rasmussen coming up later talking about the polls, post debate happens now, it will show up in the numbers between now and the next couple of days. when did the post jobless numbers start to be polled and show up in the numbers? >>guest: well, we will have some people go in the field here in the next few days and have some debt on that next week. we will have the tracking polls, now, adding respondents as of tomorrow that will include today, people from today, who are taking note of the job
admirer of osama bin laden. his formal arraignment will be tuesday morning. >>> and president obama reportedly getting a boost on one hand, and doing damage control on the other. he is riding high on lower unemployment numbers. but also trying to recover from his poorly reviewed showing at the first presidential debate with mitt romney. >>> meanwhile, romney's team is claiming a big supporter bounce since that debate. they say they have raised more than 12 million dollars in just the past 48 hours. >>> and people of venezuela, traveling to one of six offices in the u.s. where they can vote in tomorrow's election. volunteers say at least 7,000 will go to new orleans from florida, to cast ballots. the current president, hugo chavez, running for another six-year term, first elected president in 1998. >>> and a rocket from a private company set to launch tomorrow carrying supplies from the international space station. this space flight is huge, because it is the first contracted cargo re-supply flight in nasa's history. the others were scheduled at 8 p.m. eastern. >>> and a group of mil
said that obama and media blamed the west first. we are the great horrors in the world. i doubt that is accurate statement. do you think they get cbs, abc and nbc get on the phone in the morning with the white house and decide this is what we'll do? this is our plan? >> greg: they don't have to. they went to the same school. take the same classes. >> bob: they think the west -- >> greg: 90% of the professors in academia think that way. >> eric: when we first speculate we thought this would get bigger and there could be a paper trail, you said i'm not sure there is anyone admitting to that. now people on camera saying we did request more security. we were denying it. now you want to know exactly who they -- >> kimberly: state department. >> eric: how many more pieces of evidence before you say that and that it's been coverup. >> bob: first. coverup is inconceivable idea in something this big. >> kimberly: incompetence or coverup. >> bob: it may be incompetence. we'll find out in the hearing. the idea that this was collusion of people coming together, two or three hundred coming u
>>> good morning, everyone. welcome to news 4 midday. i can't believe i just lost my voice. >> time to catch our breath. we have an exciting show on tap. it's thursday, october 4, 2012. president obama and mitt romney are back on the campaign trail. both campaigns are declaring victory in the first presidential debate. melissa mollet joins us with some of the highlights. >> reporter: good morning. in an hour, president obama will speak at a park in denver, then fly fo wisconsin this afternoon. meantime, romney is headed to virginia for a ral lee tonight. they might be moving on, but many are rehashing last night's debate. the debate was make or break for mitt romney who appeared confident, commanding and in control. at times, it seemed a subdued president obama was less prepared allowing romney to steer the direction of the debate. many, including "meet the press" host, david gregory calling romney the clear winner. >> his proposal calls for a tax cut on top of $2 trillion of spending. >> everything he said about my tax plan is inaccurate. if the tax plan he described were a tax pla
obama did. >> and what everybody's talking about the morning after, right? that's what we talked about going into the debates. it's that conversation that happens the morning after that really sticks with people. >> oh, absolutely. there's no question about it. but the obama campaign is taking heart, because they have two more debates. >> one of the things besides the overall feeling we're talking about this morning, we're trying to talk about the facts, because last night, sometimes the facts got lost in the shuffle, with both candidates. >> you spent some good time fact checking. >> a lot of time. one of the things they talked about is tax cuts. it's dominated the debate and the campaign so far. president obama went on the attack, saying mitt romney is pitching a huge tax cut for the rich. >> governor romney's central economic plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut, on top of the extension of the bush tax cuts. that's another $1 trillion. and $2 trillion in additional military spending that the military hasn't asked for. >> so let's lack at the facts here. mitt romney does propose acro
trial. >>> good morning. i'm chris jansing. the final push is on. both candidates cramming for the first debate and what could be mitt romney's best chance to change the trajectory of the race. president obama is holed up in vegas for two days preparing. mitt romney will be in colorado tonight. the latest poll shows president obama and mitt romney locked in a tight race nationally. but where it counts, those battle ground states, the president still leads. and here's another interesting poll. most people think the president will win the first debate which may be why he's trying to lower expectations. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who's going to have the the zingers. governor romney is good. i'm just okay. >> and paul ryan played his own version. >> president obama is a gifted speaker. he's been on the national stage for many years. he's done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time on this kind of a stage. >> but if all candidates are trying to lower expectations, maybe chris christie missed that memo. >> governor romney's going to lay out his vi
morning. >>> good morning, everybody. the agenda next hour, we are expecting president obama to react to this stunning new jobs report showing the unemployment rate shopping to 7.8%. we are also going to hear live remarks from mitt romney on the campaign trail. both of the candidates facing off in virginia today. >>> is this the real october surprise? these numbers. and there are already some accusations that the white house is cooking the books to win this presidential election. we break that down for you. and then battling for the vet vote. the son of vice president joe biden h beau biden will join me live. he will talk about his dad's big debate coming up next week. that and much more coming your way in just moments. stick around. creamy spinach artichoke dip, crispy garlic chicken spring rolls. they're this season's must-have accessory. lean cuisine. be culinary chic. what a bargain! [ female announcer ] sometimes a good deal turns out to be not such a good deal. but bounty gives you value you can see. in this lab demo, one sheet of bounty leaves this surface cleaner than two shee
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